Law enforcement sources told The Times on Friday that a registered nurse has been arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter in the Windsor Hills crash that killed five people.
The driver of the Mercedes-Benz that smashed through traffic at the intersection of La Brea and Slauson avenues was arrested by investigators. Sources say that Linton is in the hospital and is cooperating with investigators.
As the medical examiner released the name of the pregnant woman who died, she was arrested.
Ryan and her boyfriend were on their way to a doctor's appointment when the Mercedes slammed into their car. Ryan's sister said that her brother's girlfriend and their baby and unborn child died as well. Ryan has not yet been identified by the county coroner.
I already felt sad. I couldn't stop crying. I didn't sleep much. Sha'seana Kerr, who identified herself as Ryan's sister, posted a picture of herself crying. Four people need to be buried.
She knew something wasn't right when she saw the video.
It hit home when I saw it. She said she felt connected. My brother in law is being taken by her. My son's cousin was taken by her. We are hurting so much.
According to two law enforcement sources, authorities are checking her bloodwork to see if she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs when she crashed.
The Los Angeles County district attorney will charge her on Monday. The family member refused to speak to the reporter.
The unborn child and five other people are likely to be charged with murder.
People were injured in the crash.
A Mercedes-Benz is speeding down La Brea at a high rate of speed as cars cross the intersection on Slauson The Mercedes ran a red light and slammed into cars at the intersection, then burst into flames and hit a light pole.
A fire broke out after the crash.
There was smoke billowing from a distance.
Three people, including a pregnant woman and an infant, were killed in a crash on Thursday.
He said that one of the burned vehicles contained the remains of a person. The person's gender or age was not known.
Eight people were taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. One of the teens had a major injury.
A woman who did not want to be named told The Times that a Mercedes-Benz hit her car as she left a gas station.
She said that she had gotten gas. Mercedes came at me on fire. I didn't have a chance to think about it. The car it hit was mine. The bench was on the side.
She told The Times that she was afraid of a gasoline explosion.
There was a Mercedes-Benz that came to rest nearby.
The cause of the crash was not immediately known but the Mercedes-Benz was traveling at a high rate of speed and ran a red light.
Three of the vehicles were engulfed in flames. Moderate damage was suffered by the others.
The mourners gathered at the site. The traffic signals that were damaged were being replaced. People describe a horrible scene.
Eran Hall has worked at La Brea Gas for about eight months and has seen several car crashes, but never like the one that happened Thursday.
Hall told The Times that everyone was surprised. People ran away from the gas station because of the fire. The drivers of the other cars were helped by other people.
There were at least two people with fire extinguishers.
The fire at the Sinclair gas station was out of control.
It was too late for people to take action.
The car came down the hill before the crash.
The tires are grinding. I could hear the sound.
Noel Senior, who works at Little Kingston Jamaican, saw a column of flames at the gas station sign when he stepped outside. We didn't have anything we could have done. Senior said that nobody would come from the fire.
"Everyone was going through a process of not knowing what to do and helping as best as they can," said Jamarcus Robinson, who popped into the United Oil for a Powerade while going for a run. The baby was seen by us. There was a baby in the street.
He said he couldn't sleep at night.
The baby came to rest in the intersection, according to Veronica. The baby was taken out of my hands by a worker. The baby was dead when someone tried to resuscitate it.
The story was originally published in the LA Times.